Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
TBM in the media
Hans de Bruijn in Trouw about 'Framing’ (column)
Hans de Bruijn has a weekly column about 'framing' in Trouw. Read the latest columns.
Bert van Wee op BNR nieuwsradio over hogesnelheidslijn
Een enorme tegenvaller voor de NS. Uit een langverwacht onderzoek blijkt dat drie andere vervoerders betere prestaties kunnen leveren op de peperdure hogesnelheidslijn dan de Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Aimee van Wynsberghe op BBC News over Robotics
Virtual waiters and waitresses, self-service checkouts and robot orchestra conductors: love it or hate it, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are here to stay. But will these technological advances - be it in the office or the factory - affect the working life of men and women equally?
Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future
This research initiative aims at strengthening complexity science for a better understanding of socio-technical-environmental systems and to prepare for the challenges of today’s globalized and hyper-connected world. The program is committed to the idea that we need to respond to the novel, data-driven construction of the social world with an operational framework that enables sustainable new modes of social, moral, legal and political thinking.
Innovative modelling to offer rapid insight into complex issues
Modern-day themes such as migration and climate change are interlinked and extremely complex, making it difficult to foresee the consequences of policy decisions. In this regard, models and simulations can help. Erik Pruyt, Associate Professor of System Dynamics and Policy Analysis, uses his models to compute various scenarios, which can offer assistance when reaching policy decisions in uncertain situations.
Random Regret Minimization Model
The choices people make are partly determined by their attempt to prevent regret at a later stage. This idea inspired the ESS department (section TLO) to develop its ‘random regret minimization’ (RRM) model: an econometric model that analyses and predicts the choices people make.
Is cyber-insurance the answer in fighting cyber-attacks? Ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya can greatly disrupt organisations and costs society billions of dollars. New cybersecurity risks emerge every day in our digitalised world. However, cybersecurity is often not up-to-date in organisations.
Spreading the Responsible Innovation Approach
In the last few years, responsible innovation – or as the EU calls it, responsible research and innovation (RRI) – has been developed as an approach to deal early on with ethical and social issues brought about by new technologies. RRI has been defined as ‘on-going process of aligning research and innovation to the values, needs and expectations of society’ (Rome Declaration).
Communication as a bridge between the threat of terrorism and the perception of risk
We are shaken almost weekly by reports of the threat of terrorism. But just how real is this threat, and how is it experienced by the general public? It is not unlikely that there is a gap between the threat of terrorism and people's perception of the risk.